Determining the Route of Trace Elements Through Inter-connected Systems
Project Overview and Motivation
The method of generalization we will employ in this article consists of modelling the route and concentration of a single drop of dye as it progresses through a complex system of pools. Here, the reservoirs in question are modelled by a system of inter-connected swimming pools, each with individual starting volumes and capacities. We model the exchange of fluid by instantaneous pumps with individual flow-rates between pairs of pools. Our independent variables therefore consists of, but are not limited to, the number of pools within the system, the maximum capacity of each pool, the flow rates of the pumps and their corresponding directions.